Alexander Hamilton (ca. 1755 - 1854), was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, He was our first Secretary of the Treasury and founded our financial systems, the Coast Guard, and established a national bank. His many accomplishments are often dimmed by the drama of his duel with Aaron Burr. The Short Biographies series from Applewood's Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to a museum.